BREAKING: Australian log exports hit hard by China ban – January data

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA Australia’s log exports totalled 218 km3 in January 2021, down 9.5% on a year earlier as Chinese import bans continued to impact the trade. The result would have been even lower had it not been for shipments to India rising steeply in January. However, trade with India comes… Read More

BREAKING: Australian log exports crashed in December

IndustryEdge advises that Australia’s log exports fell to a five-year low in December 2020, down 47% on the prior December and totalling just 196,519 m3. The dramatic fall saw exports 34% lower than for November, which was itself 32% lower than exports in October. The average export price for December… Read More

NZ log exports down 6.3% in 2020

New Zealand’s log exports declined 6.3% in 2020, falling to 20.080 million m3 in the tumultuous year. As the year drew to a close, exports in December totalled 1.845 million m3, down 4.4% on the prior month but a solid 8.6% higher than exports recorded in December 2019. Over the… Read More

Log Exports – Softwood down 1.6%, Hardwood up 13.8%

Softwood Log Exports down 1.6% Monthly exports of softwood logs increased in November 2020, however across the year-ended November, Australia’s total annual exports of softwood logs fell. Exports for the year-ended November totalled 3.775 million m3, down 1.6% compared to the prior year. Examined on a monthly basis, Softwood log… Read More

Hardwood chip exports sucked into the black

Australia’s entire hardwood chip export trade has been sucked into the black hole of ‘confidentiality’ restrictions since the start of October. Responding to a flurry of enquiries in recent days, IndustryEdge can confirm that as a result of the hardwood chip trade entering the black hole, the only way to… Read More

Australia supplied just 11% of China’s softwood logs in September quarter

Recent trade developments have seen logs from some Australian states be banned from import to China. Despite being very significant for Australia, considered from the perspective of mainland China’s total imports, the Australian supply is not as compelling as some may think. In the September quarter, Australia’s softwood logs accounted… Read More

Chinese chip imports lift: Australian supply declines

Latest data shows Chinese woodchip imports lifted to a seven month high in September, hitting 1.302 million bone dried metric tonnes (bdmt) at an average price of USDCif152/bdmt. The big winner in the hardwood chip trade to China continues to be Vietnam, whose average price of supply in September was… Read More

FLASH: Australian softwood log exports exploded in June

Australia’s softwood log exports exploded to a new monthly record in June, with total exports reaching a massive 590,689 m3, up more than 83% on the prior month. To underscore the magnitude of the monthly record, this is more than 27% or 110,000 m3 higher than for any prior month. Read More

BREAKING: NZ log exports crossed the 2.0 million m3 threshold in June

New Zealand’s softwood log exports in June totalled 2.022 million m3, crossing the 2.0 million m3 threshold for only the third month on record. Although well short of the record 2.141 million m3 recorded in March 2019, the big lift in exports reverses a downwards trend, especially for shipments to… Read More

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